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Self/less (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.

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Tarsem Singh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Young Damian
Natalie Martinez ... Madeline
Matthew Goode ... Albright
Ben Kingsley ... Damian
Victor Garber ... Martin
Derek Luke ... Anton
Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen ... Anna
Melora Hardin ... Judy
Michelle Dockery ... Claire
Sam Page ... Carl
Brendan McCarthy ... Anton 2
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Dr. Jensen
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Phyllis Jensen
Emily Tremaine ... Mallory
Griff Furst ... EMT #1
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An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Written by Anonymous

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God created man. Man created immortality. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, some sexuality, and language | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Selfless See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,379,000, 12 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,276,810, 23 August 2015
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Damian Hales apartment is really owned by Donald Trump. It's inspired by Versailles. See more »

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After they run away from the rest house, girl ask to pull over on petrol station, in the car, car handle is missing, but when they passing by the shop written "time clock" handle in front glass is visible. See more »

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Albright: It will take a few days, but it gets easier.
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Referenced in Wiener-Dog (2016) See more »

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Albright Burns
Written and Performed by Antônio Pinto and Dudu Aram
Released by Varese Sarabande Records LLC, USA
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It may not be the best Sci-Fi film but at least it's a Fun one!
10 July 2015 | by Connor DillonSee all my reviews

Self/Less follows billionaire industrialist Damian Hale, who is the master of his universe, until he encounters a foe that he can't defeat: cancer. His only hope is a radical medical procedure called "shedding," in which his consciousness is transferred to a healthy body. After the procedure, Damian, now called Edward, starts a new life in New Orleans but is plagued by disturbing images. When he delves into Edward's mysterious origin, he learns that some will kill to keep it secret.

From the quirky mind of Tarsem Singh, we are brought a Sci-Fi spectacle set five years in the future where immortality now exists with many consequences, having a new body, you need to take these pills so you don't have hallucinations or die. Essentially like John Frankenheimer's classic 'Seconds', this film is still a merrymaking Thriller with enough twist and turns to make everything intriguing.

Even if we get a introduction to Kingsley's character in the first ten minutes, we all can agree that Reynolds portrayed him very ideally, being in a young body again can bring some rather exceptions. Matthew Goode, who basically plays the guy who doesn't set right with you, does play a mischievous guy with many tricks up his sleeve that do come In tack in the story.

There are scenes at times where the story becomes a bit bland that last longer than they need too and don't move the story along. There are some characters that do bring blandness as well, they are a bit dreary and don't bring enough pep to the story and are just caught up in this web of madness. I might be nit picking but these are the only troubles I had with the film.

The twists are hinted throughout and can be expected to be true but there is some speculation that makes you want to see if you're right or not. There are many stirring moments in the film from gun play, fist fights and to a car chase, you make yourself root for Reynolds/Kingsley to make everything a whole once again.

Singh brings most of his usual flair throughout, directing such charming sequences to keep you motivated for what you're about to see. S/L may not be brilliant but at least it brings fitting thrills to keep you going!


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